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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – June 8th

Read a quick summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days.

Surround 3D Scanning Wins Automotive Market Acceptance

Mid-way through its fiscal year, Polyrix has announced that it already tripled its revenue from 2019. Earlier this year, the company secured numerous orders for its new PolyScan XL8. The XL8 being its latest, high-resolution Surround 3D Scanning system, targeted for mid-size automotive and aerospace components. Phil Lambert, CEO of Polyrix … read more

Hyperscan Delivers Quality Data To Drive Manufacturing Processes

There has been a long recognised need for consistent, effective, efficient and robust data to drive manufacturing processes. HYPERSCAN from INSPHRE has been created to collect high-integrity datasets that are information-rich and can deliver the manufacturing insights that sit at the heart of Industry 4.0. It has the ability to … read more

Partnership Drives Correlated Metrology Inline

GOM and ZEISS are working on a milestone in high-quality, ultra-efficient manufacturing: the complete integration of measuring systems into the production line. In tomorrow’s smart factories, measuring systems will deliver absolute and accurate, traceable measuring results inline, without having to wait for results from a serial measuring room. These systems … read more

High-Fidelity 3D Profile Sensor Offers Dual-Camera Single-Laser Design

Matrox Imaging has announced the launch of the Matrox AltiZ, a series of integrated high-fidelity 3D profile sensors featuring a dual-camera single-laser design. The fully integrated 3D profile sensors boast an optimized design that greatly lessens scanning gaps. Simultaneous viewing of the laser line by the Matrox AltiZ’s two opposed optical … read more

Unleashing the Power of Data with IoT and Augmented Reality

The number of IoT-connected devices rose from about 6 billion in 2016 to 11 billion in 2018, possibly reaching 20 billion in 2020, according to Gartner. That increase has resulted in a veritable Big Bang of data. Cisco Systems and IDC estimated the volume of IoT-generated data to be about … read more

Laser Tracker Measures Body in White Underbody Fixtures and Skids

ThyssenKrupp is a German multinational conglomerate, with focus on industrial engineering and steel production. In addition to steel production, ThyssenKrupp’s products range from machines and industrial services to high-speed trains, elevators and shipbuilding. ThyssenKrupp is based in Duisburg and Essen and divided into 670 subsidiaries worldwide. It is one of the … read more

Designing For Inspection

If you’re designing a new product or component, considering the requirements for inspection can improve productivity and boost quality. Carl Hitchens, Nuclear AMRC head of machining and metrology, introduces the essentials of design for inspection. When designing new products or components, it is now common practice to use design for manufacturability … read more

Inline 3D MAG Weld Inspection Solution

A leading German automobile manufacturer needed a high-quality, inline inspection system highlighting metal active gas (MAG) welds on suspension cradles used in a range of market-leading vehicles. The critical structural component which connects engine, axles and steering, cradle weld integrity is of primary concern to automobile manufacturing plants. Close inspection of … read more

Enhanced Laser Trackers Offer ISO 10360-10 Compliant Performance

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced a new system software release for Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and AT930 systems. The update, which delivers notable usability improvements to current and future users, is available immediately and allows for integration of these systems within the HxGN SFx | Asset Management platform. New systems shipping with … read more

Oxford Instruments and Digital Surf Launch RELATE Software

Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of high technology products, and Digital Surf, creator of the industry-standard Mountains® surface and image analysis software platform has announced the release of Relate software for users of Oxford Instruments’ leading-edge tools for materials characterization. This software will bring great value to Oxford Instruments’ users working in … read more

‘SMOOTH Set & Inspect’ Performs Machine-Tool Part Inspection

As manufacturing technology has grown more and more sophisticated, the level of complexity has grown as well. Even modest machine tools today have precision that can be measured in microns – which means part and tool setup must be just as precise. Of course, CNC technology has always depended on … read more

Virtual Gauging Using 3D Scan Data Offers Repeatable and Accurate Results

As laser scanning becomes more readily accepted by the manufacturing community as a viable inspection and validation method, many new applications have begun to surface. Although interest from industry has been there for some time, it is the accuracy and speed of some of these scanning methods that has pushed … read more

High Energy Expands Industrial X-ray Inspection Services Business

North Star Imaging has announced the move of its West Coast Inspection Services business to a much larger testing facility in Aliso Viejo, California. The new facility provides more space for expansion, more warehousing for larger parts to be brought in for x-ray scanning services, and more room to introduce … read more

Polyga Introduces Affordable High-Accuracy Handheld 3D Scanner

Polyga has announced the official release of its new H3 handheld 3D scanner. The H3 is an all-purpose handheld 3D scanner suitable for scanning mechanical parts into high-accuracy digital 3D models with ease. “We wanted to create a handheld 3D scanner that produces scan data as good as our stationary 3D … read more